The pivot Marc Gasol, con a 'double-double' of 15 points and 15 rebounds, has contributed this morning to the victory of Memphis Grizzlies in extra time against Brooklyn Nets (125-131) to end a three-game losing streak in a NBA day in which Alex Abrines stood out as triplist to prevail with Oklahoma City Thunder to Atlanta Hawks (124-109) and in which they won Ricky Rubio and Juancho Hernangómez and in which Nikola Mirotic fell.
At the Barclays Center, the Grizzlies (13-8) came back flying and they settle like this in the fifth place of the Western Conference after a duel in which they were guided by the base Mike Conley and the power forward Jaren Jackson, with 37 and 36 points respectively.
Meanwhile, the Gasol midfielder signed 6 of 9 field goals, including 2 of 4 triples, and 1 of 2 free throws in his almost 47 minutes on the court, in which he also contributed 15 rebounds - all defensive - they became the most active player in that facet of the game. In addition, the Sant Boi provided five assists, recovered two balls and put three plugs.
Things also went well for forward Alex Abrines, who celebrated another win for Oklahoma, third in the West (14-7). The Balearic, who enjoyed 26 minutes, was the second top scorer of the match just behind his teammate Russell Westbrook (23); thus, he showed off with 7 triples in 11 attempts that allowed him to score 21 points, to which he added an assist and two rebounds.
While, the base Ricky Rubio prevailed with Utah Jazz (111-119) at the home of some Charlotte Hornets that did not have center Willy Hernangómez by technical decision. With this result, those of Salt Lake City (11-12) add their second consecutive victory, although they remain out of the playoffs, while the Michael Jordan franchise (11-11) continues in privileged zone, seventh, East.
The El Masnou was 33 minutes on track and he could score 13 goals -5 of 11 field goals, including 2 of 6 triples, and 1 of 2 from the line of personnel-, distribute six assists, capture four rebounds and steal a ball.
The other Spanish triumph got it at home Juancho Hernangómez with Denver Nuggets against the Portland Trail Blazers (112-113), in a duel in which a triple of forward Gary Harris in the absence of seconds was crucial. The Madrid power forward it stayed at a point of 'double-double' to achieve nine goals -2 of 4 field goals, with two triples in as many attempts, and 3 of 4 free throws- and collect 11 rebounds, to which he added an assist and a stopper in 28 minutes.
Defeat for Mirotic
The only Spanish defeat suffered by the power forward Nikola Mirotic, that fell with New Orleans Pelicans at the Miami Heat (106-101), which puts the Louisiana team in tenth place in the West. The Hispanic-Montenegrin, in 29 minutes, signed 15 points -5 of 11 field goals, including 3 of 9 triples, and 2 of 2 from the line of personnel-, one assist, four rebounds, two recoveries and one stopper.
On the other hand, Pau Gasol continues to be injured on his left foot and has not been able to participate in the game in which San Antonio Spurs has fallen to Houston Rockets (105-136), the second consecutive night in which the Texans, penultimate of the West (10-12), yield by more than 30 points . Nor did he have minutes, by technical decision, the base Jose Manuel Calderon, who missed the victory of the Detroit Pistons against the Chicago Bulls (107-88).